Timeline

2016  
November 17, 2016 City maintenance contractor completed the removal of the remaining trees and non-native vegetation within the designated mitigation area. The trees were left so nesting birds would not be disturbed and removed immediately after nesting season concluded. Temporary fencing has been placed to identify the mitigation area for future planning.
November 15, 2016 City Council approved a design-build process for the construction of the single deck parking structure at the Lake Forest Civic Center Site.
October 18, 2016 City Council approved renaming Indian Ocean Drive to Civic Center Drive. This will serve as the primary point of access to the future Lake Forest Civic Center. This change would become effective in 2018.
October 4, 2016 City Council received and filed presentation from architect Carrier Johnson. The architect provided a detailed overview of the interior plans for the major facilities, as well as additional visuals to illustrate the schematic design development of the Community Center's proposed partially covered, enclosed courtyard.
September 20, 2016 City Council approved the schematic design for comments and the First Amendment to the Bernards Bros. construction management contract modifying the scope of work and increasing compensation.
May 7, 2016 Civic Center Community Workshop II held to build upon key themes from the March 19, 2016 workshop.
May 3, 2016 City Council approved a three-year agreement with P2S Engineering for Civic Center Technology Design and Project Management Services in the amount of $348,500. The design of the Civic Center’s technology infrastructure will be critical to the functionality, flexibility, and usability of the Lake Forest Civic Center. This infrastructure includes physical infrastructure, hardware, communications systems, security systems, and audio-visual systems.
April 28, 2016 Senior Center Community Workshop II held to build upon key themes from the February 25, 2016 workshop.
March 19, 2016 Civic Center Community Workshop I to discuss potential amenities for the new Civic Center.
March 15, 2015 City Council authorized staff to pursue Green building certification/LEED Certified Status for the Civic Center to to promote sustainable design, thereby reducing environmental impacts.
March 2016 City received approval to begin cutting invasive vegetation marking the first steps towards clearing the site for the future Civic Center. As part of the environmental measures, the City is required to remove all non-native vegetation located in the mitigation area. The City will not move or disturb any nesting birds located in the area. Once complete, temporary fencing will be placed around the mitigation area.
February 25, 2016 Senior Center Community Workshop I to discuss potential amenities for the new facility.